On June 26, 1985, Rep. Robert Walker – a Pennsylvania Republican who beat the drum for decorum throughout his 20 years in the House – took issue with Rep. James Traficant for saying that then-President Ronald Reagan had deceived the senior citizens of the United States.
“Is it not a violation of the rules of the House to question the motives of the president and to refer to him as being someone who lies?” Walker asked on the floor.
“The gentleman is correct,” agreed then-Speaker Tip O’Neill . “It is not proper.”
O’Neill ordered that Traficant’s offending remarks be stricken from the record and directed the congressman – subsequently convicted on federal corruption charges – to “revise his remarks.”
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Answer by PsWifey at 11:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
what is this, ancient history night? you have one post quoting crap that happened in 1865, and now something that happened nearly 25 years ago! can we at least keep current events, somewhat current????? lololololo
It is made current by the arguments that we should just let it go NOW...and its current events AND politics
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:17 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:59 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Hard to believe of all the crap going on THIS is what you are concerned with...anywho whats the trouble he IS a liar.
This isn't my only post...but if its so unimportant, feel free to skip it
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
Until our elected leaders learn to behave like leaders in every aspect of the word, we will continue to see examples in the likes of Wilson, those who heckled GWB, Clinton, Reagan and others
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:10 PM on Sep. 15, 2009
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